Cheyne Lempe is Sick in the head. Salathe solo in 20hrs 6min


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Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 7, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
This kid has something wrong with him. He just posted a "selfie" on Facebook from the top of The Salathe. Solo, in 20 hrs and 6 minutes. What are they feeding these kids these days? Well done Cheyne. Well done.

Cheyne Lempe rappin something sick in Pattagony a while back.
Cheyne Lempe rappin something sick in Pattagony a while back.
The Larry

Moab, UT
Nov 7, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Did he hump a load down for plaidman?

Sport climber
Das Blase
Nov 7, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 7, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Someone asked recently if humans were still evolving.

Whaddya think?

Mckinleyville, Ca
Nov 7, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
behaviorally yes

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Nov 7, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Too bad he couldn't go sub-20 hours. The kid definitely lacks motivation and drive.

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 7, 2013 - 11:58pm PT

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:07am PT
There must be a digit lacking. I'll take mine out of my nose now.

Nov 8, 2013 - 05:58am PT
good job buddy.

(actually: holy mother of god congrats thats f*#king awesome!!!!!!!!)

Nov 8, 2013 - 08:35am PT
well done!!!

My immediate reaction was "yeah, that's a pretty good time for modern climbing"

But then I remembered how long it takes me to climb that thing (multiple days)...then I remembered it's 35 pitches (that is quite a pace)...then it started to sink in that he had no partner (so he's going up and down and up and down, etc)...then it started to sink in...

HOLY SH!TBALLS that is fast!
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Nov 8, 2013 - 08:53am PT
Pretty amazing effort.

Trad climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Damn impressive. The mix of free and aid climbing that this entails to do that quickly is a feat to be sure.

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 8, 2013 - 10:17am PT
go cheyne!

Big Wall climber
The Bear State
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
Sweet! so cool, that dude is a crusher. Who is the only other person to solo it in a day?
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Good effort Cheyne!
Impressive indeed.


Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Schneider, over 20 years ago.

Congrats Cheyne! Whoa!

Big Wall climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Well done bud!

Trad climber
Nov 8, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
wow just awesome. Very inspiring

The Granite State.
Nov 8, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Holy sh#t snacks!


Sport climber
Das Blase
Nov 12, 2013 - 03:39pm PT

Could'nt get the vimeo embed to work. The above link is Cheyne on the Salathe solo.

Nov 12, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
"get fat"


Trad climber
The Range of Light
Nov 12, 2013 - 04:05pm PT

Big Wall climber
Nov 19, 2013 - 02:07am PT
that's a heck of a job by cheyne. especially in november, when the days are so short, going dark by 7pm, and finishing the last 8 hours, when you are the most tired, by headlamp. not an easy record record to break, if i say so myself. ss

J Wells

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 19, 2013 - 08:22am PT
Nice work! Dang that is a burly route to solo.

I bet he was smiling the whole way too.

Training for something in Patagonia?

Big Wall climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
Goooood Climbing...Cheyne...
wayne burleson

Amherst, MA
Nov 20, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
Wow! Hard to fathom.
I remember when Shipoopi did it and not being able to grasp the tactics involved.
Why didnt Florine, Potter, Hubers, etc top this a while back

I wonder how familiar both he and Cheyne were with the route prior to the solo?

Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 20, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
I like this kid. Great attitude.
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Dec 2, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
FYI Salt Lurkers, Cheyne is showing his film at Mo tomorrow night...

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 2, 2013 - 05:00pm PT

Isn't (wasn't) he an Eldo prancer too????
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 2, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Stevie, too young to be an E. Prancer; had to be an E. Minion.

Oakland, CA
Oct 16, 2017 - 11:28pm PT
Has this record been broken? So hard to fathom how this goes down - so much sh#t to do, and do safely, on a finite amount of energy and in such a short amount of time.

Trad climber
under the sea
Oct 17, 2017 - 12:43am PT
Amazing feat. Doing it safely is nearly impossible and largely a matter of opinion. I was climbing at the gym tonight and had a hold break and I was off before I knew it. I shuddered to think what would might be if that happened on any number of occasions when I've been runout or in the mountains solo. Amazing accomplishment but will be broken someday, honnolds solo almost counts...
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